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AIA New York honors New St. Pete Pier design in 2016 award for urban design

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The new St. Pete Pier design concept is being honored by AIA New York in its annual design awards. The design and its parent firm, Rogers Partners, received a Merit Award in Urban Design from the group, also known as the Center for Architecture. “The New St. Pete Pier will provide year-round activity along the entire length of the new pier and seamlessly integrate with downtown St. Pete’s ongoing renaissance,” Rogers Partners posted on Facebook. The firm is working locally…

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First Pier Approach public workshop scheduled for same day as Presidential Preference Primary

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It’s been a while since much has happened in the Pier debacle. The inverted pyramid has been gone for months and design teams and the city are working behind the scenes to finalize details on the new Pier. Those designers are about to come out from behind the curtain. On March 15th, the team working on the Pier Approach – not the Pier itself – will meet with members of the public to discuss that portion of the project. The…

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Meet Vince Lee: New St. Pete Pier project designer

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The inverted pyramid that stood as an icon representing St. Pete’s downtown waterfront since the 1970s is gone, but plans to build its successor are surging forward. As the city continues to take steps finalizing the design phase of the new St. Pete Pier, the design team is introducing themselves to residents one video at a time. A video released Monday shows an excited Vince Lee, a project designer with Rogers Partners, touting the space as a way to further…

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Meet the Pier Park design team: ASD Architects’ John Curran

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The city has released its second “Meet the Design Team” Pier Park bio, this time highlighting John Curran of ASD Architecture in Tampa. Curran is a studio leader at that firm and has worked on various projects around Tampa Bay including the Glaser Children’s Museum and the Florida Aquarium’s Rising Tides exhibit. He also worked on the Highland Recreation Complex in Largo. Curran will serve as the day-to-day contact with the city as Pier Park continues its path to completion.…

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Meet the Pier Park team: Rob Rogers

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Architects working on the Pier Park concept are fine-tuning plans in preparation to present a final design to City Council and the public in January. In the meantime, the PR firm hired to provide communications services for the design team is making sure those in the process know who’s behind the future of St. Pete’s Pier. In the first of several weekly videos highlighting members of the Pier Park design team, lead architect Rob Rogers of the New York firm Rogers Partners explains why…

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Pier Park design is working out growing pains

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Pier Park is still Pier Park. That’s according to the architects building it and the city staff working with them. But that doesn’t mean preliminary plans on how to accomplish building the design are still exactly the same as they were when the public first heard about it. And guess what — that’s OK. During a workshop Thursday morning, designers with Rogers Partners and ASD architecture firms met with St. Pete City Council to go over progress on fine tuning…

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Pier Park mastermind Rob Rogers to speak at Sunken Gardens Thursday

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St. Pete residents will have a chance to get up close and personal with lead designers of Pier Park this Thursday evening. Rogers Partners Architects and Urban Designers principal architect Rob Rogers will speak at Sunken Gardens 7-9 p.m. to showcase his broad portfolio of previous work and lay out how urban design can flourish in St. Pete’s downtown community. “Rob creates institutional and cultural buildings that are civic works. Believing that even a single building is a piece of urban…

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